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Faculty: Gyleen Fitzgerald for Bending StarGyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children’s books. www.ColorfulStitches.com


M117-18 Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts
M117-18 Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $30.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Okay isn’t it time to clear the clutter in your life? What about using up all those bits and pieces stuff in nooks, crannies and boxes? Better? Let’s make an old fashion favorite pineapple quilt with a new and contemporary twist; sewn with perfection and totally random; and without paper piecing! This workshop turns trash to a treasured one of a kind pineapple quilt. Kit Fee includes: Pineapple Tool by Gyleen ($15) and Trash to Treasure Pineapple Book ($15) are mandatory. Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.  




M217-18 Road to Redemption
M217-18 Road to Redemption
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Thursday, September 20, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

By definition, redemption is the act of saving or being saved from sin, error, evil or fabric hoarding! The Strips, Stripes and Strata Series will help you use your stash, pre-cut, and scraps in a creative, functional and playful quilt. The piecing and coloring are straight forward. All the magic happens in the design layout where you are in the driver’s seat. My job is to coach you through to the finish. Sewing machines are provided for your use in class.




M317-18 Over and Under Rainbows
M317-18 Over and Under Rainbows
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Friday, September 21, 2018
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Central Time

$ 85.00
Kit Fee: $25.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Quilt Piecing

Modern with a twist! "KNOT" as hard as you think! It's visually dynamic with fast easy piecing. Don't let cutting "Tie" you up. All you need is one 2.5" strip set and 3.5 yards of background. Required class Kit Fee includes pattern ($10) and tool ($15)

Machines are provided for your use in class, 




 
M441-18 Almost Perfect Binding
With Gyleen Fitzgerald
Saturday, September 22, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Central Time

$ 20.00
Handout Fee: $5.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Lecture

This is my class most requested class and I’ll show you all the tips and tricks to create great bindings for your quilts. This binding gets the job done without a lot of stress. Remember practice makes…almost perfect.

 




M904-18 Dinner with Gyleen Fitzgerald
M904-18 Dinner with Gyleen Fitzgerald
Friday, September 21, 2018
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Central Time

$ 45.00
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Level: Everyone  
Type of Class: Special Events

Join us for a relaxing dinner with friends, old and new then we'll hear Gyleen Fitzgerald's humorous talk, The Path to Modern, A quilter's journey from traditional through contemporary to modern. We will explore designs with rectangles and squares that are the building components for modern quilts and polygons that fall off the grid. Consider a new genre called, “Modern Scrappy.” 

This event is open to the public. Student Admin fee NOT required to attend.

 




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